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Jul 12, 2011 11:00am PDT
powerful politician in southern afghanistan. he was also facing several corruption accusations. taliban has claimed responsibility for the assassination. officials have raised concern that it will lead to new fights who controls afghanistan's southern province. >>> board of supervisors will vote today on a proposal to ask 12 other california bodies if they want to break away from california and form their own state. it calls for creating south california stretching from san diego and orange county into the south to mariposa county and riverside county supervisor jeff stone believes california has become too big to govern. a spokesman for the governor says it's a waste of everybody's time. >> peace and quiet, popular hotel chain unveils the first anti-snoring room. >> and first and last shuttle spacewalk is happening right now. >> and firefighters in one bay area station didn't have to go very far to respond to an overnight crash. what police say led to a crash right outside the firefighters' >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld >>> you're looking live pictu
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Jul 28, 2011 11:35pm PDT
with killing muslims in the afghanistan war. last year, abdo took the unusual step of complaining to tv networks. among them, al jazeera. >> i do not think the afghanistan or the iraq war is justified islamicly. and i do not ink, and believe, that i can participate in any war that the u.s. army partakes or involves itself in. >> reporter: sources tell abc news, military officials were concerned about so-called radical same, abdo has been overheard making. he was also known to talk about anwar al awlaki, who is hiding in yemen and believed to be plotting attacks against the u.s. many consider awlaki america's number one enemy. still, despipi those suspicions, abdo disappeared and went awol on the fourth of july. police now know that he came here to killeen, texas, and checked into this hotel. and tuesday, he took a dtaxi to this gun shop, guns galore, the same store where the alleged shooter bought his weapons in 2009. about beau bought six canisters of gun powder, three boxes of shotgun ammunition and a mag sooeb for a semiautomatic pistol. >> he arrives in a taxi, okay? that's -- th
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Jul 18, 2011 5:00pm PDT
under fire in afghanistan july 5th. patriot guard riders took part with his family. he leaves behind a wife and two sons. he served in the marine corps before joining the army. >> in news international phone hacking scandal claimed another victim. the whistle blower who accused the newspaper of wide spread phone hacking is dead. police say his death not considered sus spishus z john yates stepped down just today after his boss, sir paul stevenson. both had come under fire for handeling of a widening scandal involving reporters and executives. >> i've acted with complete integrity and my conscience is clear. i look forward to the future judge in that enquirery. my role will be examined in a proper and calmer environment. >> despite her weekend arrest, a former "news of the world" editor will testify before british lawmakers tomorrow, her former bosses wibl appearing before that committee. >> and back here, at and t's attempt to offer a new phone, internet and tv service may hit a major road block tomorrow. community groups went to city hall today to urge the board to require an enviro
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Jul 9, 2011 5:30pm PDT
, michigan. >>> we turn overseas, now, and to afghanistan where there were bold words delivered by president obama's new defense secretary, leon panetta. on his first trip to afghan stay, about al qaeda, he said, i think we have them on the run. and that victory is, quote, within reach. abc's david kerley is in washington. >> reporter: having succeeded after nine, long years in the hunt for osama bin laden, the new defense secretary boldly says the u.s. is on the verge of defeating al qaeda. >> i think we have them on the run. >> reporter: but speaking to reporters on his way to afghanistan, panetta said timing is critical. >> i think now is the moment to put maximum pressure on them because i do believe that if we continue this effort, that we can really cripple al qaeda, as a threat to this country. >> reporter: here's why. with the killing of bin laden, u.s. forces recovered a treasure trove of intelligence. panetta revealed t tay they have been able to identify 10 to 20 al qaeda leaders who are based in 4 countries. >> if we can go after them, i think we really can strategicall
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Jul 4, 2011 11:35pm PDT
amazing story of one marine we first met more than a year ago in afghanistan in place that years of war had made unsafe for everyone, he signed up for duty that put him directly in harm's way. he talked to us about it at the time. american lal lor, one marine's story. >> reporter: we first meet joey jones in afghanistan. the financial base of the taliban. helmand is the deadliest province. do you feel like you're ready to retire? >> i'm jest getting started. >> reporter: and 23-year-old jones has one of the most tang rouse job, bomb disposal. >> it's a big deal for the country and the guys behind you. i saw an opportunity to do a little bit more. >> reporter: he's from dalton, georgia. a father of a 2-year-old boy. on this day, a tip comes in. jones and his team prepare for a tough day. >> bad day is coming out andnd doing our jobs and something going on. >> reporter: there are no big bomb suits. they prepare to detonate the ied. there's an achingly long silence, an then -- the blast rings in our ears. we walk to the crater. a local resident says there are three more this the area. >> g
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Jul 4, 2011 4:00am PDT
airborne division. >> this particular group of soldiers was sent to afghanistan as part of the surge. due to return home next month. >>> now for a look at morning road conditions on this holiday. flooding could cause problems on i-95 from d.c. into the carolinas. it could be stormy along i-10 from houston to tallahassee. wet along i-90 in the dakotas. and minnesota. >> and if you're flying, airport delays are possible in atlanta, miami, charlotte, memphis, st. louis, minneapolis, phoenix and las vegas. apparently a tough day for travel. look out. >> all over the place. >>> lot of fireworks displays are canceled in the south and southwest this fourth of july. >> the reason, hot, dry weather, which means potentially dangerous fire conditions. here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: wild fires like this monster still burning near los alamos county. one reason, all of the way to s dia, canceled fireworks displays. all made worse by murderous heat and drought. dangerous temps of over 110 scorched the southwest. a record 118 in phoenix. and temps 100-plus bake in california. the mississippi vall
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Jul 27, 2011 4:00am PDT
. >>> an alarming story out of afghanistan this morning, and it is still developing. a suicide bomber assassinated the mayor of kandahar. this comes just days after president hamid karzai's brother, himself a powerful figure, was killed in the same city. now these new attacks are raising doubts about the stability of this critical area for the u.s. >>> another developing story this morning. drenching rain and flooding are triggering deadly landslides in south korea. at least 19 people were killed and several others are still missing. they were swallowed up by mud and debris in seoul and another town. many of the victims were college students who had been doing volunteer work. more than 15 inches of rain has fallen since last night with more on the way. >>> a mexican judge has thrown the book at an american teenager giving him the maximum sentence for a series of especially gruesome murders. the san diego born 14-year-old admits killing four people whose beheaded bodies were found hanging from a bridges. the problem, though, the maximum sentence in mexico for a minor is only three year
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Jul 29, 2011 4:00am PDT
muslim. >> reporter: 21-year-old naser abdo didn't want to fight in afghanistan but sources say he was more than willing to cause bloodshed at home. after being arrested he told officers he "wanted to get even with the military" military and chose ft. hood because of the 2009 attack where major nadal hasan allegedly killed 13 and wounded 30. he told them his plan was to set off two bombs then shoot any survivors. police say the attack was imminent. >> we would probably be here today giving you a different briefing had he not been stopped. >> reporter: greg ebert is the man would stopped him. a former marine and police officer who works at this killeen gun store. he got suspicious when abdo arrived in a cab on tuesday then bought six pounds of gunpowder, three boxes of shotgun ammunition and a magazine for a semiautomatic pistol. he paid $250 in cash. >> if somebody comes in, especially into a business like this, and makes a purchase and doesn't know what he's buying, i'd be concerned about that. >> reporter: concerned enough to call police, who the next day searched the soldier's room
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Jul 7, 2011 11:35pm PDT
paper hacked voicemails of the families of british soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan in search of sensational scoops. paul mcmullan was a reporter and editor at "the news of the world" for more than a decade. >> i would never in an interview tell anyone, though, that i was a "news of the world" reporter. and i would entrap stars to either try and sell me cocaine, that was fairly standard fare. all sorts of, we call them blags, to get information out of people. >> reporter: did you at some point say to yourself, we're crossing the lines here? >> very much so. but there was no -- there was no concept of, you must stop now. you have to get the story at all costs. >> reporter: we are now learning that more than 4,000 people, celebrities, politicians, victims of crime and tragedy, were targeted by "the news of the world." that reporters were bribing police officers for scoops and stealing to get its stories. are we talking about potential criminal charges here? >> oh, yeah. definitely. >> reporter: and tonight, we are hearing that those criminal charges are imminent. a former
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Jul 8, 2011 11:00pm PDT
here at at&t park. >>> a bay area soldier was killed while serving in afghanistan. sergeant a sergeant of san jose died tuesday when his unit was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. he leaves behind a wife and two chin. he received numerous medals. he was 36 years old. >> a funeral will take place in southern california for former first lady betty ford. she died five and a half years after the death of her husband. many admired her including her support of abortion rights. she suffered with arthritis and along with adistinctions to prescription drugs and alcohol. betty ford was 93 years old. she will be buried beside president ford in michigan. >>> a fresh round of dismal unemployment numbers. country's unemployment rate rose to 9.2% and added only 18,000 jobs. that is the fewest in nine months. president obama addressed the disappointing report from the white house. he says the global downturn and refusal to raise the debt ceiling are part to blame. >> problems in greece and europe over uncertainty whether the debt limited here in the united states will be raised have also made busines
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Jul 1, 2011 5:30pm PDT
tonight, thank you. >>> we turn next overseas now and to afghanistan, whereree are getting our first look tonight at grizzly new images from inside that luxury hotel in kabul, swarmed by suicide bombers who went on that deadly attack. in an abc news exclusive, nick schifrin tonight takes us inside. >> reporter: abc news filmed the first images from inside the intercontinental. the attackers blew themselves up in bedrooms, in stairwrwls, in the hallway. the top floor, completely destroyed by fire. on the roof, a massive firefight. the attackers brought bags full of red bull and water so they could fight for hours. for the first time, a senior afghan police official admitted to abc news that his men wouldn't have retaken the hotel without the help of these nato special forces. later this month, afghan forces are supposed to take responsibility for security in parts of the country. but their response to this attack raises questions about whether they're ready. nick schifrin, abc news, kabul. >> nick, our thanks to you. >>> and it's those images that have authorities here at home on high
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Jul 4, 2011 11:00pm PDT
mark since the september 11 attacks. >> u.s. troops in afghanistan got a salute from general david >> u.s. troops in afghanistan got a salute from general david petraeus today. if if outgoing commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan attended reenlistment ceremony at bagram airfield in afghanistan. troops say they were honored to have general visit them on independence day and today at the white house vm thanked the troops for their service. >> you represent the latest in a long line of hero who have served our country with honor. who made incredible sacrifices to protect the freedom that we all enjoy. >>reporter: more than 1200 military members and their family were his invited to the fourth of july celebration at the white house. celebration included barbecue, concert followed by fireworks. >> in san jose thousands celebrated the holiday at the fourth annual rose white blue parade. event revival of the rose carnival that began in 1896 and later became known as the fiesta la rose parade. rose is in the title it's all about the red white and blue. some of the most colorful participan
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Jul 7, 2011 5:30pm PDT
families of british soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan. paul mcmullan was a reporter and editor at "the news of the world." >> it was certainly a really commonplace practice. >> reporter: this scandal reaches far beyond the murdoch empire. this week, it was revealed that london police were selling the paper scoops in exchange for bribes. there are even allegations that the prime minister, a close friend of murdoch, turned a blind eye, even though he knew what was going on. >> and jeffrey there, even talking of arrests tonight? >> reporter: oh, that's right, diane. a huge criminal investigation is under way involving dozens of police investigators. we are told we should brace for an avalanche of arrests involving police themselves, as well as reporters and editors. the first arrests could come as soon as tomorrow. one of the former editors of "the news of the world." >> jeffrey kofman reporting on the outrage in london tonight. >>> and after 997 days behind bars, casey anthony is getting ready to go home. her lightning fast release putting new pressure on the jurors who acquitted
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Jul 4, 2011 5:30pm PDT
serving overseas. tonight here abc news's mike boettcher in eastern afghanistan with some troops marking their last holiday away before coming home, and they have very simple wishes about who and what it is they want to see first when they get here. mike? >> reporter: david, it's another windy, dusty day at forward operating base shahana where soldiers from the 101st airborne have spent the past year, they missed labor day, thanksgiving, christmas, easter and memorial day. and now, there is one last holiday to get through before they go home, the fourth of july. >> blackjack where you at? >> reporter: this unit has a rich history, 101st airborne named a band of brothers during world war ii. today they took a break, knowing that home is coming soon. they can picture it. what do you miss most about home on fourth of july? >> believe it or not, my grill. >> good barbecue. >> good barbecue. >> sierra madre has a fourth of july parade every year and it's cool. everybody in the town comes out. a lot of fun. so, that's what i miss this year. >> miss the lake, definitely. green grass. th
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Jul 5, 2011 4:00am PDT
residents. >> please do not purchase, do not sell and do not use fireworks. >> reporter: in afghanistan, u.s. service members celebrated america's birthday with cake. >> it's an honor to serve our country. >> reporter: and, of course, it wouldn't be fourth of july without hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. in new york, some people went a little overboard. competitive eater joey chestnut scarfed 62 hot dogs in ten minutes and won the contest. >> came out to win, did what i had to do. might be in the pepto-bismol later. >> reporter: in the first women's competition sonya thomas took home the competition eating 40 hot dogs in 10 minutes. >> i can eat something else later. >> reporter: karen travers, abc news. >> little thing. >> joey scarfed 20,000 calories. >>> that's what's making news in america. >> do stay with us for "good morning america" and have a
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Jul 22, 2011 5:30pm PDT
? >> reporter: the first thought, because of norway's involvement in afghanistan, nato in libya, perhaps this was al qaeda or a libyan reaction, but it turns out to be a lone norwegian, who was arrested, believed to be involved in the bombing and the shooting. said to be in his 30s, a military veteran who has grievances with the government and now talking to police, a kind of norway version of timothy mcveigh, the american military vet who blew up thehe federal building in oklahoma city in the '90s. >> so, what do you know about the bomb itself? >> reporter: well, the bomb went off. it is not as high explosives as they thought. a homemade bomb. they also found several other undetonated bombs on that island at the youth camp, which he had taken with him. >> we're looking at the debris right now. that shattered glass. and we all began thinking about buildings here in this country today and that video of the practice run with the barriers we set up in front of so many buildings across this country. >> reporter: well, the u.s. has been very vigilant in protecting government buildings. it probably
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Jul 8, 2011 6:00pm PDT
lost another soldier in the line of duty. the sargeant died in afghanistan. his dad sent us these photos on a trip to disany land. he was married tw w.two young sons. he was 36 years old. >> a two-hour special here on abc 7 will shed light on jaycee dugard's kidnapping. the information will come from jaycee herself. the first interview with jaycee, a special will air sunday night, she was kidnapped age 11 by phillip and nancy garrido, held captive for 18 years, and she was repeatedly abused and gave birth to two daughters. >> you're in labor and there is nobody there. having a baby in a backyard. >> yup. i did. very painful. but... then, i saw her. she was beautiful. >> the special airs this sunday night at 9:00. >> and america's unemployment rate rose to 9.2% in june. hiring slowed and employers added only 18,000 jobs, the fewest in nine months. and there is something the white house wasn't expecting. >> analysts expecting 110,000 jobs. and there are 18 thu and it was a tough day at the white house. the president walked through a laundry list of reasons for poor job showings. >>
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Jul 5, 2011 4:00pm PDT
conference today in afghanistan wrrx he intended to discuss the withdrawal of the troops. >> what i've head raed is quite shocking someone could do this, knowing that the police were trying to find this person and trying to find out what happened. >> and she was found dead six months after she went missing and a serial killer was convicted last month. >> the los alamos nuclear lab set to reopen tomorrow now that the threat has passed. the fire has burned 121,000 acres but the lab escaped major damage. the facility were evacuated last week, residents allowed back into their homes, and officials believe the fire was spark bid a tree. >> and the most popular person on google's answer to face book. >> and a great vacation deal in exchange for your phone what. hotels are trying to talk you into. >> and a look at traffic in san jose this, is 280 at 17. moving nicely on this day after the 4th of july. stay with us. we'll be right back. >>> looking towards san francisco, ocean beach underneath clouds there. and spencer swril that for us shortly. yale university is wrapping ape record-setting fund r
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Jul 10, 2011 7:00am PDT
within reach. here's what he said on a trip to afghanistan. >> now is the moment, now is the moment following what happened with bin laden, to put maximum pressure on them. because i do believe that if we continue this effort, that we can really cripple al qaeda, as a threat to this country. >> it's such an interesting statement, christiane, because for so many years, some people argue that defeating a decentralized group like al qaeda was essentially impossible. what's your take on this declaration on potential imminent defeat? >> well, he did say if we continue this route. i think that's clear. obviously, al qaeda is spread out to the arabian peninsula, pakistan areas, and the rest. but it's about continuing this route. many people are concerned if there's a withdrawal of u.s. troops they shouldn't be too dramatic or swift to withdraw before al qaeda and taliban are defeated. >> christiane, i appreciate your analysis. i want to remind everybody, be sure to watch christiane a little later this morning on "this week." she has an exclusive interview with white house chief of staff bi
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Jul 7, 2011 6:00pm PDT
soldiers killed in afghanistan as well as families of terror victims. this took papers's 200 staffers by surprise. >> the practices of certainly individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in, and i believe in. and this company believes in. >> and there is word a former editor and a senior journalist about to be arrested and questioned. revenue from the final issue will go to charity. >> rangers will not try to capture or kill a grizzly bear that killed a hiker yesterday in yellow stone national park. a southern california man was hiking with his wife on a trail when they came face-to-face with a grizzly, and her cubs. the couple walk wade but saw the bear a second time and it charged them, killing the husband. the woman escaped serious injury. it's the first fatal attack by a bear inside of the park in 25 years. >> still to come tonight, caught in the middle of a class of check cashing scheme. >> they let the money go. now they're blaming me because i took the money out. >> next from 7 on your side, the bad check, and a bank's decision one woma
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Jul 24, 2011 5:00am PDT
program available to veterans returning from iraq and afghanistan. eats a program specifically designed for female vets offering therapies specifically targeted to their physical and emotional needs. here's abc7's health and science editor, carolyn johnson, with the details. >> so i will ask you to close your eyes. let that peaceful quality travel through all parts of you. >> only veterans is learning to imagine emotions haunting her more months. diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder after her return from iraq, she said back to normal life has been slow. >> sometimes i will be somewhere, let's say, for instance, in a mall or something, and then i'll see myself back in iraq. >> and then imagine wrapping all of that experience in something like a bubble or a balloon. >> this session isn't tapes place at the v. a. as you might expect, it's part of a program being organized by the institute for health and healing at california pacific medical center in san francisco. the counselor said the program speak greats a variety of alternative therapies, from this session known as guided imag
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Jul 7, 2011 4:00pm PDT
killed in afghanistan as well as bribing police for information. it took 200 staffers by surprise, employees will be able to apply forth jobs with the parent company, news international. >> i'm torn. i still feel disgusted that, you know in a distance past this, things have occurred. >> and one former editor is keeping her highly-paid position but there is word another editor and a senior journalist are set to be arrested. revenue from the final issue will go chair tie still head proposal to make you microchip your pets. >> and 9:00 to 5:00? no more. more on the change in the way americans work. yoplait light. they have great flavors like... boston cream pie, raspberry cheesecake. even though i work here, i've lost weight. wow. yeah. carry on. (announcer) 28 delicious flavors at around 100 calories each. >>> just a little bit hazy out there. you're looking at the view towards san francisco. spence jer along with a look at the forecast for us. >>> a proposed bill would require all newly adopted or impounded pets to be fitted with a microchip. today he joined pet owners in front of
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Jul 18, 2011 5:00am PDT
enemy fire in afghanistan on july 5th. he served six years in the army and ten years in the marine corps. his coffin arrived aboard a chartered jet at moffett field. military medals will be awarded in daly city. >>> a new report says muni's former chief could end up running a bart. a headhunter approached former muni chief nathaniel ford to fill the general manager post formally held by dorothy dugger. they say that the agency plans to save time and money by not conducting a nationwide search. >>> organizers of this year's aids walk are calling it a huge success after topping last year's total of $3 million. the event's 25th anniversary and 25,000 people took part in the walk through golden gate park yesterday. they raised more than $3 million and the money goes to the san francisco aids foundation as well as 48 other organizations around the bay area. >> it's great. its wonderful event. it's really about people from all over the bay area, from all walks of life, coming together, creating a community that is united behind one goal that is to end aids. >> dan ashley served as emcee
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Jul 25, 2011 7:00am PDT
america's new ambassador to afghanistan, who is now on the job, sworn in just hours ago in kabul. ryan crocker said that there will be no, quote, rush for the its, end quote, as the u.s. prepares to withdraw from afghanistan. 10,000 troops are scheduled to come home by year's end. >>> a dramatic sight over dallas last night. take a look. an american airlines jet trailing fuel behind it. a 777. just left dallas for brazil when one of its engines caught fire. the pilot had to make a u-turn, had to dump all that fuel to attempt to lighten his load. still, though, several tires blew as the plane hit the runway. however, a safe landing otherwise. >>> and hundreds of same-sex couples made it official sunday. tying the knot on the first day that gay marriage became legal in new york. the weddings took place between young and old. protesters out in droves, vowing to fight the law. new york is the largest state to legalize gay marriage in this country. >>> football fans may get their wish. the four-month or so nfl lockout expected to end this week. the players union players committee is expecte
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Jul 24, 2011 8:00am PDT
released the names of 17 soldiers and marines killed in iraq and afghanistan. somewhere in america, there's a doctor who can peer into the future. there's a nurse who can access in an instant every patient's past. and because the whole hospital's working together, there's a family who can breathe easy, right now. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest healthcare questions. and the over 60,000 people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> that's it for our program today. thank you for watching and we'll see you next week. >>> in the news this sunday, the revealing new pictures in the bryan stow investigation. same-sex couples are getting married in new york. join us next for the news at navigating today's real estate market is complicated. you've seen the signs. that's why having the right real estate agent is more important than ever. at remax.com, you can find experts in short sales or bank-owned properties or commercial real estate, agents who can help speed up the process,
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Jul 4, 2011 3:05am PDT
the southeastern corner of afghanistan. they took part in a flag-raising ceremony complete with a military band to observe the fourth of july holiday, independence day. very nice. >>> taking a look at your all-important weather, this becomes very important. we have barbecues to talk about. can't have rain on the barbecue. severe storms are possible in the dakotas and parts of minnesota. there also could be flooding rains in missouri, maryland, and arkansas. firefighters in the desert southwest could get some help from monsoon rains. it always rained in seattle when i was growing up on the fourth. >> we should say folks in texas, it's very dry, looking for some rain. in colorado, northern texas, 10 degrees warmer than usual. seattle, seasonable in the mid-70s. chicago, detroit, minneapolis, mid-80s. i can deal with that. >> that sounds pretty good. >>> the calendar says it is the 4th but the scene on washington state's crystal mountain is just a little bit more confusing because record snowfall has extended the skiing and snowboarding season. >> hundreds of people are expected to h
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Jul 9, 2011 5:00am PDT
in afghanistan. the sergeant of san jose died tuesday in nost when his unit was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. he leaves behind a wife and two children from a previous marriage. he was 36 years of age. >>> former first lady betty ford spoke her mind no matter how unpopular some of her comments were. she died yesterday after the death of her husband, gerald ford. many admire her for her candor in the white house, including her support for abortion white in a republican white house. she suffered from breast cancer and arthritis, along with addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol. she's also remembered by thousands of recovering addicts who credit the betty ford center for saving their lives. she was 93. she will be buried beside gerald ford in michigan. >>> the shuttle atlantis will dock with the international spacestation one last time after blasting off yesterday for the final space mission. >> two, one, zero, and liftoff! the final liftoff of atlantis! >> an estimated 1 million people watched as it lifted off from the kennedy space center. it will bring a year of suppli
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Jul 17, 2011 8:00am PDT
, the pentagon released the names of eight service members killed in iraq and afghanistan. we'll be right back. this...is the network. a living, breathing intelligence that's helping drive the future of business. in here, inventory can be taught to learn. ♪ machines have a voice. ♪ medical history follows you. it's the at&t network -- a network of possibilities... committed to delivering the most advanced mobile broadband experience to help move business... forward. ♪ >>> goal! abby wambach again, usa ahead. the united states are in the world cup final for the first time in 12 years! >> and, with that, the u.s. national woman's soccer team, secured a spot in the world cup finals. a blazing moment of triumph after a tough season of adversity. today in frankfurt, germany, americans poised on the brink of history, one win away from the record shattering third world cup championship. and it hasn't come easy as the coach confessed it's not been an bumpy one. a crushing loss to sweden had the team leftt for dead, then riding high, the american women dealt a final blow to france, sec
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Jul 30, 2011 5:00pm PDT
minds of u.s. troops serving in afghanistan. marines want to know if they'll get paid if the debt deadline expires. it was the first question they asked the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff during his visit today to afghanistan. admirable mike mullen told him he does not know the answer, but says he's confident they will eventually get any salary they're owed. >>> failure to raise the debt ceiling could have widespread impact and end up costing us all more. interest rates for homes and cars are expected to rise. rates for a 30-year fixed mortgage could go a half percent. economists believe the crisis could lead to a further drop in the value of the u.s. dollar. as a result the price for goods, specifically imported from china, like rice and spices would increase. jitters about the debt deadline are having an impact on wall street. the dow lost 581 points last week. there's the biggest weekly drop in a year. >>> a stanford political science expert says the impasse is nothing new. professor david brady says both parties have the same problem, getting their members to compromise
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Jul 7, 2011 7:00am PDT
soldiers killed in afghanistan. staffers are also accused of paying off police for stories. arrests are said to be imminent. >>> and now, here's diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> well, josh, as we've been talking this morning, tonight on "world news," jaycee dugard is going to speak for the first time about 18 years of captivity. she was 11 years old when she was taken. horrible sexual abuse. and she will talk emotionally about the birth of her child and also what it means to survive. lessons for us all about loving our lives every, single day. and that is coming up tonight on "world news." josh? >> thank you, diane. an extraordinary thing to wrap your mind around. you sat with her earlier this morning. diane has the first interview with jaycee dugard. it is going to be absolutely compelling. >> it will be. thank you, josh. >>> let's check in, now, with the buzziest showbiz headlines and trends. and lara at the smart screen board. >> all right. you heard the music, elizabeth. let's get to it. time for our pop news heat index measuring the hottest, the cool
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Jul 13, 2011 2:05am PDT
leroy petry went in may 2008. afghanistan, his seventh tour of duty. these pictures from before he found out what he was made o o with the true sign of that today being a ceremony, a certain discomfort at the attention. >> to be singled out is very humbling. >> reporter: perhaps, yes, for a kid who used to get into fights and who almost failed in high school. but who out there picked up a live enemy grenade to toss it away to save his comrades. it cost him his right hand. but he's alive, rare for medal of honor winners who usually are honored posthumously. but there's also this. leroy petry decided he's not done. and when he re-enlisted he took the oath with his right hand. his new one. john donvan, a a news, washington. >> you know, the medal of honor was given yesterday on the award's 149th anniversary. president lincoln signed the medal of honor act in 1862. >> how cool is that? also, he's now been assigned to a military base near tacoma, washington, where he's going to help other war veterans as well to transition back into everyday civilian life whicicis really difficult for a
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Jul 18, 2011 7:00am PDT
part of the stage pierced his chest. >>> overseas, a new commander has taken control in afghanistan, general john allen 140,000 american troops in the country. taking over for general david petraeus who is set to run the cia. handover comes as violence hits an all-time high. three more troops were killed today. >>> and now, to the jubilation in japan, sure we were all saddened by the u.s. women losing in the world cup final, in a penalty shootout. if any nation deserves to feel the pride that follows such a momentous win, it's japan. >> reporter: we're out here in one of the busiest districts in tokyo. all day we have been hearing spontaneous chants of japan. it has been four months since that devastating earthquake and tsunami killed 25,000 people. but today, japan finally has reason to celebrate. team japan's v vtory capped an emotional run for the perennial underdogs. for the players, this was much more than a soccer game. alalg the tsunami-ravaged coast, renewed hope. nervous fans packed sports bar into the early hours. fans celebrated in the streets. some were just too emotiona
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Jul 27, 2011 7:00am PDT
begin with developing news in afghanistan. a man with explosives hidden inside his turban has assassinated the mayor of kandahar kandahar who was a dual afghan-american citizen. the brother of the president was asasssinated in that city two weeks ago. >>> and another developing story. this in south korea where the heavy everest downpours in a century have triggered massive mudslides, killing nearly two dozen people. 15 inches of rain in 1 day turned streets into rivers, flooding at least 800 houses. and another ten inches could fall before friday. >>> meanwhile, here at home, congressman david wu now says that he will resign in the wake of a sex scandal. the seven-time oregon democrat is accused of an unwanted sexual encounter with the 18-year-old daughter of a campaign donor. >>> after her exclusive interview with abc news and robin, the hotel maid who accuses dominique strauss-kahn of sexual assault is reportedly meeting with prosecutors today. sources tell "the new york post," that nafissatou diallo will try to revive her case by explaining inconsistencies. >>> a marathon i
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Jul 12, 2011 5:30pm PDT
about a moment in afghanistan when petry was severely wounded, shot in both legs, looking at a live grenade that could have hurt his fellow soldiers. abc's john donvan on what he did. >> reporter: above and beyond. that's where leroy petry went in may 2008, afghanistan, his seventh tour of duty. these pictures, from before he found out what he was made of. with the true sign of that today being in all the ceremony, a certain discomfort at the attention. >> to be singled out is very humbling. >> reporter: perhaps, yes, for a kid who used to get into fights and who almost failed in high school. but who, out there, picked up a live enemy grenade to toss it away to save his comrades. it cost him his right hand, but he's alive, rare fororedal of honor winners. who usually are honored posthumously. but there's also this. leroy petry decided he's not done. and when he re-enlisted, he took the oath with his right hand. his new one. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> and we want to honor him, too. >>> and, still ahead on "world news," one thing you may want to buy to help create american
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Jul 15, 2011 4:00pm PDT
high pressure world of finance for a new career changing womens' lives in afghanistan. one thing she says other baby boomers must do if they want a new beginning. >> facebook change igniting a war between rihanna and lady gaga. >> checking friday commute no carmeggedon on the san mateo bridge. right side is the peninsula and things are moving slowly. coming back on the news at 4:00. @t[ male announcer ]@t@t@tx brace yourself for the big, bold taste of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub. tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®. >>> a bill on governor jerry brown's desk would ban the sale of alcoholic beverage that's contain caffeine. this targets drink that's can contain up to five times the alcohol of regular beer. the author says a combination is a health hazard. >> we have people drinking and being prone to drive because they're not feeling affects of the alcohol that. can only add to, lead towards bigger tragedies here. >> and at least six other states passed similar bans on the caffeinated drinks. the cal
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Jul 28, 2011 2:05am PDT
is vulnerable. neither al qaeda in afghanistan nor pakistan now pose as grave a threat to america as their affiliate in somalia, that according to u.s. counterterrorism officials. the group known as al shabaab has even been successful in recruiting westerners. >> al shabaab is recruiting inside american mosques in somali communities like minneapolis and san diego according to the justice department. >> reporter: congressman peter king, chairman of the commtee on homeland security, held a hearing on the increasing threat. >> the terrorist training camps run by al shabaab teach their participants how to kill people and so the ability of one of those individuals to return to the united states and to put into practice that training is a threat. >> reporter: abc news has learned that before he died osama bin laden was secretly urging al shabaab to target the u.s. at least 40 somali-americans have trained and fought in a civil war in their homeland in the last three years, including three suicide bombers. as many as two dozen remain unaccounted for. >> probably the next, most significant t
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Jul 12, 2011 4:00am PDT
from te sports scene. i'm don bell. >>> well, a marine serving in afghanistan just proves that all you have to do is ask and you shall receive. >> you just never know. sergrgnt scott moore posted a youtube invited "black swan" star mila kunis to attend. with the urging of his co-star justin timberlake she said yes. >> worthy date. i think that's great. >>> coming up next the stories we'll follow later on today from the friends and dig thatties who say good-bye to betty ford. "atlantis" astronauts.ask of the we'll be right back. to deal with the sadness, the loss of interest, the lack of energy. [ male announcer ] ask your doctor about pristiq -- a prescription medicine proven to treat depression. pristiq is thought to work by affecting the levels of two chemicals in the brain -- serotonin and norepinephrine. tell your doctor right away if your depression worsens or you have unusual changes in mood, behavior, or thoughts of suicide. anti-depressants can increase suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children, teens, and young adults. pristiq is not approved for children under 18. do not ta
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Jul 15, 2011 11:00am PDT
money. >> she left the world of finance and changing women's lives in afghanistan. plus, a new push in california to report missing children. we'll have those stories later today. >> and finally, friday's perfect pet. with a cute little buddy there. >> and cynthia brought her friend. is stevie giving you a hard time. >> good to see you. >> stevie is anxious now. >> once the cameras are rolling he got camera shy. yeah, but stevie is one-year-old terrier mix. he came to us at first but was in a foster home for a while but she has gotten social and sweet. >> love kids and kisses. >> and kisses and she is warmed up and good with other dogs and great with a family, not too small. she is very good to take care of. >> you have special thing, autographed beds, right? >> they have donated two dog beds. >> go to their website or call them. i'll put it on our website and learn about that and stevie. nice see see seeing. >> you that is going to do it for us. >> "who wants to be a millionaire" is coming up next. >> have a great day and great weekend. >> bye-bye. can i eat heart healthy without givi
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Jul 8, 2011 11:00am PDT
is changing lives in afghanistan. >> and here is something you have to check on out the perfect pet with mike nicco. >> almost seeing double vision there. good morning suzanne. >> good morning. >> nice to you have you in the marin humane society, you have two friends. they are buddies. >> this is chewy and this is daisy and she is manchester terrier mix. he loves to go on walks and ix more. she loves to play ball. they are house trained and they would be good for a family with older kids. they are pretty comfortable on my lap. they would love that and we can talk real quickly. we have a fund-raiser on july 23rd and be mcgwynnness park in san rafael. >> call them if you are interested and we'll have more information on our website. >> thank you. >> that is going to do it for now. >> "who wants to be a millionaire" is coming up next. >> have a great day. i love to eat. i love hanging out with my friends. i have a great fit with my dentures. i love kiwis. i've always had that issue with the seeds getting under my denture. super poligrip free -- it creates a seal of the dentures in my m
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Jul 8, 2011 5:00pm PDT
inspect the park to be sure fans are safe there. >> bay area host another soldier in afghanistan. and his unit came under an atachblg he leaves behind a wife and two children from a previous marriage. and he was 36 years old. >>> a judge ruled a murder suspect is not competent to stand trial in the shooting death of a community leader. the 54-year-old died after being shot inside of the garage in june, police say he killed louis because he thought his childhood friend turned against him. the ruling mean ez will go to a state mental hospital. >> there are gas price dz not translate into a rosie hiring picture for june. and that is the lowest month of hiring since last fall. and the unemployment rate stands at 9.2%. and president obama reacted to the report. >> there is a long way to go and a lot of work to do to give people the security and opportunities they deserve. >> and there is some hope on the horizon in some industries tlchl is a flip size of the dismal unemployment report. >> with unemployment back on the rise, there are a few specific areas where companies actually can't find eno
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Jul 3, 2011 10:00am PDT
is still way too high. >> we're talking about vietnam, iraq and afghanistan. >> average vet is 51 years old but the largest growing population of homelessness is among female veterans. >> that is pricing, why is that? >> part of it is enrolling in the military. it's about 3% and now it's about 10%. it's also the departments of veterans affairs and homelessness are targeting programs. i'm very proud to say also been able to say that we've been able to help with families. >> that will make a huge difference. what causes to them to be homeless? >> a lot have substance abuse problems, mental health problems post-traumatic stress disorder. have brain injuries. some of the females of sexual trauma. a lot of them as they get older they start developing medical problems. all three are really contributors to why we have so many homeless versus veterans. >> you have a place can get helpful? >> yes, they can go at 401 third street which is the corner of third and harrison. have we have completed services, from showers. you can go and get address and mental health professionals and social wor
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Jul 9, 2011 12:00am PDT
what i don't understand about afghanistan. with all that opium laying around you'd think it would be a mellower place. >> dicky: "jimmy kimmel live can i eat heart healthy without giving up taste? a man can only try... and try...and try. i heard eating wle grain oats can help lower my cholesterol. it's gonna be tough...so tough. my wife and i want to lowe our cholesterol, but finding healthy food that tastes good is torturous. your father is suffering. [ male announc ] honey nut cheerios tastes great and can help lower cholesterol. >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live!" tonight -- molly shannon. denver broncos quarterback tim tebow. and music from matt nathanson. with cleto and the cletones. ♪ it's "jimmy kimmel live" >> dicky: and now, the moment we've been waiting for. here's jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hi, everyone. i'm jimmy, i'm the host of the show. thank you for watching. thank you for coming. i -- [ cheers and applause ] that's very kind of you. and i don't know about you, but so far this has been the best summer of my entire life. really ha
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Jul 10, 2011 8:00am PDT
of britain's soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan. for celebrities that saw their cell phones illegally hacked and been exposed to people offal world, finally people were listening. actor hugh grant smoke out on the bbc. >> you didn't care who got hurt as long as you were able to sell your newspaper. >> reporter: that's paul mcmullin, for more than a decade, a reporter and editor at "the news of the world." >> would you stop at anything to get the story? you would do anything. >> even breaking the law? >> absolutely. >> reporter: we learned they made it an industry, allegedly bribing police for scoops and hacking as many as 4,000 people's phones. on friday, the arrests began starting with andy colson former editor of "the news of the world" and he would become spokesman for david cameron. he now conceive thad maybe politicians and police have been a little too cozy with the press baron. >> we've all been in this together. party leaders were so keen to win the support of newspapers we turned a blind eye to the neat to sort this issue. the people in power knew things weren't rig
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Jul 8, 2011 4:00pm PDT
. >> thank you leanne. >> and this bay area lost another soldier in the line of duty kimmed in afghanistan dying from wounds when his unit came under a rocket propelled grenade. and he was 36 years old. >> the pentagon announced it will start accepting applications from openly gay recruits and will stop enforcing don't skrks don't tell policy. this follows a ruling wednesday by the ninth circuit court of appeals. the courts said prohibiting openly gay troops is unconstitutional because it treats gay americans differently. the formal repeal could happen by october z the house voted to prohibit chaplains from performing same-sex marriages on military bases. >> a fan tried to grab a souvenir baseball for his 6-year-old son fell over a railing to his death during last night's game in texas. and we have more on the tragedy, and how major league baseball is dealing with it. jerry? >> flags will fly at half staff before tonight's game between texas and oakland a's beginning in about an hour from now. players will be wearing black ribbons in honor of shannon stone the 39-year-old who died trying t
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Jul 2, 2011 5:30pm PDT
france tonight. >>> now, to afghanistan. we're getting an exclusive look inside that deadly attack, by terrorists at a luxury hotel in kabul. an american who was there, having dinner with his family when it all unfolded, had his camera in hand. and tonight, he shows abc's nick schifrin, what he captured. >> reporter: it started as a serene tuesday night in kabul. ali omar, that's him there, filmed his family joking around. they sat outside the intercontinental hotel. >> by the poolside, having dinner. >> reporter: then, the shots started. first, in the distance. then, a little closer. and then, just as that police officer there, is walking away. >> they killed him. up close. after they hit him, they turned around, just started spraying. >> reporter: ali runs through the dark. still filming. >> i said my prayers. if i die, i die. i'm watching the guy. he's just shooting in the crowd. i'm staring at him. if i can see him, he can see me. i ran and jumped the wall. there were about 16 of us on the other sid. >> reporter: they waited there. that's his father. that's his cousin. nobody helpe
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Jul 1, 2011 4:00pm PDT
overseeing u.s. withdrawals from iraq and afghanistan. >> the secretary of defense i will work to ensure our nation continues to have the best trained, best he quipped in the world. >> later today the 73-year-old is set to fly home to the family farm. >> still ahead this afternoon another company about to go public. how much zinga expects to raise coming up. >> also a nervous-sounding prince william speaks in canada. we're getting more details about the visit to california. >> traffic moving well on 680 right now. nothing like gridlock we saw on interstate 80. stay with us. we'll be right back. >>> another bay area internet company is going public, hoping to raise up to $1 billion. the san francisco company is behind popular games like farmville. the announcement follows recent ipos and both based in the bay area. >> wall street ended the week with the market's biggest weekly gain in two years. >> there are plenty of fire works this week. major averages ending for a fifth day in a row, our biggest gain in two years, hows of homeowners getting a break. almost 5,000 homeowners had their pr
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Jul 30, 2011 5:30pm PDT
afghanistan, u.s. soldiers today, meeting with their chief, chairman of the joint chiefs mike mullen, asked, will we get paid? and he was forced to say, i simply don't know. but beyond that, america's international friends and, indeed, its friendemies, are concerned. they say, it is damaging. they call it irresponsible, what's happening in washington. especially china, which holds the most u.s. debtbt. it's calling for a resolution to this. and a key investment manager says to me, that the rest of the world is stunned, bewildered, more than a little worried. and that the damage has already being done. it's already more than a flesh wound. >> always fun to hear the word friendemy on the evening news. christiane, let me just pick up on the last thing you said there. do you really think that even if a deal is done and they beat the clock, that real damage has been done in a lasting way? >> well, look. this is what people there are saying. that the level of thth acrimony, the level of the paralysis, the partisanship here, has sent a discouraging signal about america's ability to lead. about the
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Jul 21, 2011 6:00pm PDT
afghanistan. it's designed for female vets offering therapies targeted to their physical and emotional needs. >> i will ask you to close your eyes. let that peaceful quality travel through all parts of you. >> army veterans are learning to manage emotions haunting her for months. diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder after returning from iraq. she said adjustment back to normal life has been slow. >> sometimes i'll be somewhere, let's say in a mall or something. and then, i'll see myself back in iraq. >> imagine wrapping all of that experience in something like a bubble or a balloon. >> this session isn't taking place at va. it's part of a program being organized by institute for health and healing at california pacific medical center. this counselor says the institute integrates a variety of therapies. from this session, to massage and acupuncture treatment autos there is a array of classes including yoga, tai-chi, various movement. it helps me kind of learn to just pay attention to my breathing. and then pay attention to what is going on when things do arise, m my heart starts pump
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Jul 15, 2011 5:00am PDT
will fly at half-staff for a fallen soldier. he died when his unit came under enemy fire in afghanistan on july 5. his coffin arrived at moffett field yesterday. patriot guard riders, police officers and firefighters stood alongside the family. >> as a father, i can't be any prouder knowing that what you raised, when you are raising your son that they come up with just perfect character. >>> he leaves behind a wife and daughter. he served in the marine corps before joining the army. >>> next tuesday the oakland city council will increasing the number of medical marijuana dispensaries that were licensed from four to eight. the cultivation ordinance to make it in compliance with state law. they report a san francisco legal firm has revised the city's plan to license and regulated large scale pot farms. to amend the cultivation ordinance to create a system where dispensaries will only get the marijuana from the city's pot farms. last year they warned the current measure could open city officials to arrest by federal drug agents. >> this morning harry potter is casting a imagine i will spel
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Jul 6, 2011 6:00am PDT
afghanistan. >> what i read in the papers is quite shocking that someone could do this, actually knowing that the police were trying to find this person and trying to find out what had happened. >>> she was found dead six months after she went missing. a serial killer was convicted of her murder last month. >> the nuclear lab in new mexico is set to reopen today now that the threat of the largest wildfire in state history has passed. that fire has burned more than 121,000 acres. the town was evacuated last week. residents were allowed back in on monday. they believe the fire was sparked by a tree falling on to power lines. >> the final space shuttle launch is in danger of being postponed because of severe weather in florida. there is 60% chance of rain will delay the liftoff of the atlantis. countdown clock started ticking yesterday. they are going to the international space station, once it returns. it will be retired. >>> local person makes good, yet again. >> recapping our top stories, crews are looking for seven americans still missing after their fishing boat capsized off th
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